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Ex-coach gets 6 months in college scam, runs from courthouse

Ex-coach gets 6 months in college scam, runs from courthouse

BOSTON — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin sprinted away from a scrum of reporters and his own lawyers Monday after he was sentenced to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college ad
‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’ endures blows from wrecking ball

‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’ endures blows from wrecking ball

DALLAS — The “Leaning Tower of Dallas,” a social media sensation born when a part of a building survived implosion, endured hundreds of blows from a wrecking ball Monday.
Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs of stabilizing at its Chinese epicenter but pos
Los Angeles honours Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

Los Angeles honours Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant's wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a sold-out memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.
Italy tries to contain virus as isolated towns hunker down

Italy tries to contain virus as isolated towns hunker down

CODOGNO, Italy — Police manned checkpoints around quarantined towns in Italy's north on Monday and residents stocked up on food as the country became the focal point of the outbreak in Europe and fears of its cross-border spread.
German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30

German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30

BERLIN — A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring around 30 people including children, officials said Monday.
Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies

Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died.
Virus outbreak chills markets, outlook for global economy

Virus outbreak chills markets, outlook for global economy

FRANKFURT — The widening coronavirus outbreak threatens to seriously disrupt the global economy, just as it was steadying itself against headwinds from the U.S.-China trade dispute.

Woman, 84, sinks putt across basketball court to win new car

OXFORD, Miss. — All that 84-year-old Mary Ann Wakfield needed to do to win a new car was sink a putt across the entire length of the court at the University of Mississippi's basketball stadium.
Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

CHICAGO — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and falsely reporting to police that the phoney attack was real.